6 Landscaping ideas for beginners

6 Landscaping ideas for beginners

Want to try designing a landscape but don’t know where to start? Here are some simple ideas to help get you started.

Line a pathway with flowers, shrubs, or ornamental grass

My favourite pathway liners:

  • Boxwood
  • Fountain grass
  • Lavender
  • Hostas

Create a backyard border garden

  • Create a garden along your back fence or back property line
  • It’s best to start out small, you can always expand later

Use planters

  • Planters are perfect to add some life and personality to any outdoor space
  • Mix and match the sizes and colours of your pots to personalize
  • Pots are also great because you can rearrange them at any time and try out several different looks

Planter ideas:

-   Variety of herbs

-   Geraniums

-   Marigolds

-   Petunias

-   Ornamental grasses

-   Strawberries

Line your garden edges

Line your garden with:

  • Rocks
  • Wood
  • Bricks
  • Pebbles

Add bird feeders

  • Nowadays you can buy really beautiful bird feeders that will add to the beauty of your outdoor space
  • Hummingbird feeders are usually red and made out of glass, adding a beautiful look to your space and as a bonus you’ll be able to watch these colourful birds flying around your yard

Add garden ornaments and decorations

  • Rock sculptures
  • Benches
  • Water fountains
  • Decorative lanterns
  • Decorative solar lights
  • Birdbaths
  • Steppingstones

Create a patio

  • Patios are generally low maintenance
  • They are easy to decorate with pots
  • Adding nice patio furniture is a very practical way to personalize the space
  • Adding a nice fire pit can double as a heat source and a nice decoration


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